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Ewart Linley Wells

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ewart Linley AWMM
  • Surname
    Wells AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ernest AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2029 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hadfield House, Collegiate School, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Arthur Wells (father), 25 Cornwallis Gardens, Hastings, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2029 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadet Corps AWMM
    • NZ Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM School Master/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur Wells, F.R.I.B.A., of 25 Cornwallis Gardens, Hastings, England.

    Gained commission as Second Lieutenant on 16 January 1915 (Studholme 1928).

    "Came from England to Wanganui as a master in May, 1914, and was appointed tutor of Hadfield House in succession to Mr Hodges. In the short space of two terms he established himself firmly in the life and affections of the school. He at once interested himself in the Cadet Corps and the workshop, was captain of No. 6 Coy., and given a commission in the N.Z. Territorials. He planned and supervised the building of the cricket shed, which in its unpretentious usefulness stands as a symbol of his own character. In the class-room, he inspired as well as taught, out of it his kindliness and sincerity earned for him the friendship and respect of all. He was one of those whose presence enriches the community they serve, and it was with a sense of vital loss that we heard that he would not return to us again. He accompanied the 4th Reinforcements, and spent only four days in Egypt before sailing for Gallipoli. He died from wounds received at Chunuk Bair on the morning of August 8th, his company commander, a distinguished old boy of the School, referring to him as 'a very gallant soldier who had shown himself just what an officer ought to be.'" (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Name listed as Ernest in the publication In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School] AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 767 AWMM
    • Cunningham, W., Treadwell, C., & Hanna, J. (1928). The Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F., 1914-1919. Wellington, N.Z.: Ferguson and Osborn. AWMM
      p. 396. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      p. 306. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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